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Six months later: A snapshot of where the Class of 2019 is now

Six months later: A snapshot of where the Class of 2019 is now

November 8, 2019

Reflections on Rejection, Soccer, and Life After Oberlin

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Earlier this year, I applied for a fellowship from the Watson Foundation, an institution that provides yearlong fellowship that gifts recent college graduates $30,000 to travel the world studying a topic of their choice. About a month before I heard back, I had my first dream about it. It’s probably better described as a nightmare, actually. I walked down a hallway plastered with pictures of the 40 Watson winners from six different countries — my task was to scan every square inch of the walls, searching for photographic confirmation that I had indeed been one of the chosen. I did not see my face. A few nights later, I dreamed that I arrived sorely underdressed to the Watson group interview — an even...

Because the hammer throw is banned at most high schools across the country, many of Oberlin’s throwers were first introduced to the event when they arrived on campus. After years of hard work, College senior Hank Sinn and College junior Maya English have a chance to qualify for nationals in the event.

Oberlin’s Hammer Throwers Compete With Passion, Win Big, Despite Dangers

May 3, 2019

The hammer throw might be the most dangerous event in the sport of track and field. It injures, and occasionally kills, more athletes and spectators per year than any other track and field event. Because of its inherent danger, it has been banned from most high school programs across the country. Ironically enough, for many Oberlin field athletes who participate in the hammer throw along with shot put, javelin, and weight throw, the hammer remains their favorite event. “Yeah, there’s...

The intramural softball league provides an opportunity for non-varsity athletes to stay active and engage in a low-commitment afternoon activity, but many varsity athletes and retired student-athletes also take advantage of the relaxed yet competitive atmosphere this spring.

IM Softball Builds Community and Competitive Spirit

May 3, 2019

Every year shortly after spring break, students emerge from their dorm rooms and fill Wilder Bowl, Tappan Square, and the Arb with hammocks, frisbees, and picnic blankets. However, for intramural softball enthusiasts from all corners of campus, the surest sign that spring has sprung is the crack of a bat and loud cheers coming from North Fields, where the intramural league plays its games. The league, which kicks its season off at the start of spring second module, brings together varsity...

As many of the spring sports teams celebrated Senior Day last weekend, College senior and former field hockey player Julie Schreiber took some time to reflect on her four-year career for the Yeowomen.

Reflections From a Graduating Four-Year Student-Athlete

April 26, 2019

My four years as a student-athlete at Oberlin have been commemorated generously. In addition to a celebratory Senior Day, I developed as an individual with a community of athletes who turned a field hockey team into a family. The many hours I’ve spent with this team will remain some of my fondest college memories for the rest of my life. But to recognize my athletic career only on the field feels a bit incomplete; so many of my Oberlin athletic experiences actually took place in the newsro...

OB Jump, a competitive jump rope team made up of 16 Prospect Elementary School and Eastwood Elementary students, is preparing to compete at Nationals in Raleigh, NC, this June. However, Coach Jenny Mentzer values more than just winning — she teaches her athletes
life skills like confidence and leadership.

OB Jump Builds Life Skills for National-Caliber Young Athletes

April 19, 2019

Three nights a week, the walls of the indoor gym at Prospect Elementary School echo with the sounds of school kids laughing, playing, shrieking, and jumping. These are the sounds of OB Jump, Oberlin’s official competitive jump rope team. OB Jump is comprised of students from both Prospect Elementary School and Eastwood Elementary, Oberlin’s two public elementary schools. The 16 members of the team practice weekly, compete nationally, and work just as hard — if not harder — than any oth...

After three years as a member of the softball team, College senior Millie Cavicchio has found a new home with track and field and is shining in the javelin. Cavicchio has overcome many obstacles throughout her college experience, including thoracic outlet syndrome and ankle surgery.

Facing Uncertainty, Cavicchio Switches Fields, Finds Support

April 12, 2019

In the second semester of her senior year at Oberlin, Millie Cavicchio is getting a fresh start. After three rocky years of attempting to manage her softball career amidst injuries, surgeries, and other setbacks, Cavicchio has found an unexpected home for herself on the Oberlin track and field team as one of two javelin throwers on the women’s side. “I’ve been so happy this season,” Cavicchio said, “because I finally have a chance to compete — something I haven’t been able to do...

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee hosted a number of events this week to celebrate NCAA Division III Week, including a sports and OC Athletics-themed trivia night in the Knowlton Athletics Complex this Tuesday.

SAAC Highlights Mental Health Awareness During DIII Week Programming

April 5, 2019

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of suicide. When Evan Hansen, senior captain of the Wabash College football team, took his life on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, no one saw it coming. He had started for the Little Giants for nearly his entire collegiate career, and all of his teammates loved and admired him. However, Hansen was struggling behind the scenes — not unlike many student-athletes all over the country. His tragedy can hardly be seen as an isolated incident. Hans...

Megan Rapinoe Leads the Race for Women’s Rights in Sports

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

If you’re in search of a hero during Women’s History Month, look no further than Megan Rapinoe. As one of the most important players on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, Rapinoe played a big role at the 2015 World Cup in Canada, where the United States won it all with a victory over Japan. She was also instrumental in the United States winning the gold medal in women’s soccer at the 2012 London Olympics. At the same time, she has emerged as one of the boldest, most outspoken and justice-driven athletes in modern sports. No list of trailblazing female athletes is complete without her name at the top of it. On the field, Rapinoe’s presence is hard to miss. As a forward, she scores her fair shar...

Despite the departure of national champions Lilah Drafts-Johnson and Monique Newton, both OC ’18, the women’s track and field team proved they are no less dominant as they secured their third straight Indoor Track and Field North Coast Athletic Conference Championship Saturday.

Women’s Track and Field Wins Third Straight NCAC Title

March 8, 2019

For the past few years, Oberlin track and field stars like Lilah Drafts-Johnson, Ana Richardson, and Monique Newton — all OC ’18 — have been household names in the Oberlin athletic community. After two consecutive years of Indoor Track and Field North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, with individual accolades and accomplishments to match, it may seem unclear to outsiders whether or not the track and field team could continue this streak of success without their stars. Non...

Under the leadership of new Head Coach Kim Russell, the women's lacrosse team has focused on holistic wellness this season.

Women’s Lacrosse Relies on Wellness to Win

March 1, 2019

Head women’s lacrosse coach Kim Russell has a unique motto for her players whenever they’re feeling stressed, scattered, or overwhelmed: Eat a Cheeto. “As a coach, I really prioritize wellness,” said Russell, who just kicked off her first official season in Oberlin after serving as the first women’s lacrosse coach at Baldwin Wallace University and subsequently holding a brief tenure as director of girl’s lacrosse at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. “Now, Cheetos might not make y...

Chris Broussard

In The Locker Room with Chris Broussard, Sports Analyst and Oberlin Varsity Basketball Alum

February 22, 2019

When Chris Broussard, OC ’90, began his journey as an Oberlin College student-athlete in 1987, he didn’t know what he wanted to study or do for a living. He was only sure of two things: He loved writing, and he loved the game of basketball. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English, Broussard went on to write for several publications, including The Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon Journal, The New York Times, ESPN The Magazine, and He now covers the NBA as a sport...

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